The red-hot New York Jets defeated the Denver Broncos 16-9 at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, improving to 5-2 with their fourth straight victory. The Broncos dropped their fourth straight game and fall to 2-5.
Both offenses started off slowly, but the Jets’ Breece Hall ended that with a 62-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but Hall would later go down with a knee injury and was lost for the remainder of the game. The Jets reportedly suspect an ACL injury.
The Broncos started Brett Rypien at quarterback with Russell Wilson injured. He led a long drive that ended in a two-yard score from Latavius Murray, but a missed extra point.
The Broncos made a 44-yard field goal to take a 9-7 lead in the second quarter. The Jets later hit three fields goal of their own and the Jets defense shut down the Broncos to seal the win.
A fourth-down stop with less than a minute left in the game made the Jets’ victory official.